Head of School, Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

Randwick, Australia
09 May 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Established in 1949, UNSW is already one of the world’s leading universities, currently ranked 45th in the world (QS ranking) and distinguished by pioneering research with a focus on the scientific, technological and professional disciplines. UNSW is currently implementing its 2025 strategyand its ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. The unique reach of the Strategic Hires and Retention Pathways (SHARP) recruitment campaignand the creation of unprecedented medical partnerships such as the Health-Science Alliance represent this strategic ambition in action.

UNSW’s School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences(BABS) is one of the largest and most prestigious schools of scientific research and teaching in Australia. The School hosts the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics and the New South Wales Systems Biology Initiative and itis seeing significant strategic growth in a number of key areas, including molecular medicine and environmental microbiology. The School’s activities also benefit from the recent and continuing expansion of the University’s biomedical precinct and from collaborative links with the Garvan Institute, the Lowy Cancer Research Centre and other biomedical research organisations within and outside Sydney.

UNSW is currently seekinga new Head of the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences.The appointee will ideally be an outstanding researcher with demonstrated academic impact in one or more of the School’s key research disciplines andwho has the leadership acumen to lead a large and complex academic unit.

For further information and initial enquiries please contact Dr Richard Weir in the Sydney office of Perrett Laver at or on +61 2 8354 4015.

To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and support covering letter at quoting reference number 3579 before noon AEST on Friday 8th June.